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|Appeared in|| Ant-Man|
Captain America: Civil War
Ant-Man and the Wasp
- "Sorry I'm late, I was saving the world. You know how it is. "
Scott Edward Harris Lang, also known as Ant-Man, is a former criminal and ex-con man who becomes a superhero shortly after being released from prison.
Scott was an electrical engineer who worked for VistaCorp. When he found out that the company was deceiving customers, he got into the system and after being caught he was fired. Despite the misgivings of his wife Maggie, Scott planned to seek justice by stealing the company's money and returning their funds to the people. However, while he was enacting "Justice" he got distracted, started eating, crashed the car into the pool and got caught by the police. He was taken to San Quentin State Prison where he got into a jail yard fight.
Christine Everhart revisited Scott Lang's story three years after he was sent to prison as Scott was being released from prison two years early. The day before Scott's release, Everhart interviewed him on live TV. Scott was outraged by what she said and argued his point forcing his guard to tase him.
- "I'm Ant-Man."
- ― Scott Lang[src]
Scott realizes without a job he can not see Cassie again, so he takes up Luis on his offer. Luis explains in a complicated manner that he was informed through colleagues that there is a house with a giant safe that must hold something of high value. Scott agrees to help them with the robbery. Luis picks up supplies for the break-in, and Kurt steals a communication technician's uniform. That night, Kurt climbs up a pole outside Hank Pym's house and blocks the electrical circuit, cutting off all phone communication. Scott climbs the fence and takes out the window sensors, then pries open a window and heads to the basement. He unlocks the basement door only to find a second door that is fingerprint-coded. Using tape, he lifts Hank's print and opens that door. When he gets to the safe, he realizes that he'll need some ingenuity to break the steel door. He drills small holes around the lock, then squirts in water and uses liquid nitrogen to freeze it. The frozen water warps the steel and causes the bolts to shoot out. When he opens the safe, the only thing inside is a suit and helmet. He grabs that and heads out. Unbeknownst to Scott, Hank Pym has been watching the whole time.
Dejected at not having gotten anything valuable, the group heads back to Luis' apartment. Scott goes into the bathroom and examines the suit he stole, wondering why it was so heavily guarded. He notices tubes full of red liquid. Out of curiosity, Scott puts it on and steps into the bathtub to get a better look at himself in the mirror. Noticing a red button on the glove, he pushes it and instantly shrinks to the size of an ant. Luis comes into the bathroom and he turns on the water in the tub, which is like a tidal wave for tiny Scott. He hears a voice coming from an earpiece in the helmet. He attempts to run away from the incoming wave and he is thrown across the room. He lands in a crack and falls through to the apartment below. In that room, there's a party going on, and Scott realizes he's on a record player, with the needle moving toward him. He jumps free and lands on the floor where people are dancing. Avoiding the giant footsteps, he gets under the door and into the hallway, where he is promptly sucked up into a vacuum cleaner. When the dust bag gets emptied, he jumps again, this time landing on a rat. He runs away, but lands on a mouse trap. When it's triggered, it sends him flying out through a window. He land on a car. Scott pushes the button again, he returns to his normal size.
After, Scott races home and takes off the suit and return the suit to Hank's safe. He easily breaks into the house again and puts the suit back. But when he gets out, he's surrounded by cops. He is arrested and brought to prison, where Paxton is waiting for him. Gale tells Paxton that Scott's lawyer is there. Confused, Scott goes to see the lawyer that he hadn't asked for and doesn't know. The "lawyer" waiting for him is Hank. He offers Scott two choices, life in prison or follow his instructions. Scott is thoroughly bewildered, so Hank tells him that he allowed him to steal the suit. Scott is taken back to his cell, and an army of ants brings him back the suit. He puts it on and shrinks, and then quickly escapes from the prison. One of Hank's ants spreads its wings, and Scott climbs on and flies over the city. The next morning, Hank tells Scott that he invented the suit, but was afraid it would be misused, and so he had locked it away. Darren Cross had found out about the shrinking technology, but when Hank wouldn't give it to him, Darren forced Hank out of Pym Technologies. When his daughter Hope van Dyne realized how dangerous Darren was, she teamed up with Hank to stop him. Hank tells Scott that he needs him to become "Ant-Man" to stop Darren. Scott realizes he has a chance to become a hero, the kind of father that his daughter deserves.
Hope trained Scott in martial arts and how to control ants. During training, Scott were trying to improved the suit, but Hank warns him that if he overrides his suit's safeguards he will go "Subatomic" and disappear into the Quantum Realm. He practices his timing with shrinking and growing back. Hank tells him that one piece of technology he'll need to steal The Yellowjacket suit from Darren is in an abandoned building of Howard Stark. When Scott flies to the building, he sees that it's the New Avengers Facility. Pressing forward, Scott lands on the roof, triggering a sensor. Falcon arrives to investigate, and he can see Scott even at small size. A battle ensues, with Scott went inside Falcon's jetpack and causing it to short out. Scott than escapes with the equipment he needed.
At Pym Technologies, Darren perfects the Yellowjacket suit and has security upgrade. Scott realizes that the job will be harder than they thought, and they'll need more people. He brought Luis, Kurt and Dave in on the job. Luis poses as a security guard and lowers the water pressure so Scott can get in through the pipes. Scott plants explosives throughout the building, but when he tries to steal the suit, he gets caught in a glass cage by Darren, who had anticipated the burglary. Darren plans to sell the technology to HYDRA. Scott breaks free and takes out the HYDRA agents and Darren's guards. Darren gets into a chopper on the roof and escapes just before the building blows up. Hank and Hope break out by turning a tiny tank to full-size, and ride it out the side of the building.
Darren puts on the Yellow Jacket suit, and he and Scott fight inside the helicopter. After they both fall out, Scott is able to trap Darren inside a bug zapper, but Paxton shows up to arrest him before he can destroy the suit. Darren goes to Jim and Cassie's house and holds Cassie hostage, hoping to draw Scott in. Scott arrives and confronts Darren as the pair engaged in a brutal fight on Cassie's toy train-tracks, throwing sections of the train at each other. Scott called for reinforcements in the shape of his army of ants who attacked Darren, Scott was able to throw him into the train tracks, causing him to be run over by Cassie's Thomas the Tank Engine toy. As a last effort, Scott shrinks to a subatomic size to finally penetrate and sabotage the Yellowjacket suit, he causes Darren to shrink into nothing. Scott is trapped in the quantum realm, but hearing Cassie's voice, he manages to rewire the suit, reversing the process and returning him to normal size. Witnessing Scott heroism, Paxton covers up for him and had his charges dropped.
The next day, Scott had dinner with Maggie and Cassie. After, Scott went to see Hank. Hank asked Scott about the quantum realm after his battle with Darren. He tells Hank he don't remember much about it. Scott than kissed Hope just before Hank walked in on them. Later, Luis tells Scott that there is an Avenger looking for him.
- "I want to say I know you know a lot of super people, so...Thinks for thanking of me!"
- ―Scott Lang to Steve Rogers[src]
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Scott is a man of justice, honor and good morals to the point of being stubborn, he is a loving father, as he loves his daughter Cassie very much, and when he became a criminal (a thief) he only did it to provide for his daughter, as well as the fact that he couldn't get a job because of his record of him (supposedly) being a criminal.
Upon meeting Hank Pym, Scott realizes he has a chance to become a hero, the kind of father that his daughter deserves, and without hesitation, he agrees to become the new Ant-Man, mainly because of his sense of justice, honor and good morals. Scott even joined Captain America's faction during the Avengers Civil War for the same reasons, he also (correctly) saw Steve Rogers' point of view on the Sokovia Accords far more just and honorable than Tony Stark's.
Powers and Abilities
- Size Manipulation: Using technology developed by Hank Pym, Scott is able to reduce himself to approximately the size of an ant. He still maintains his regular sized strength and resilience when shrinking; while in reduced scale, this translates to granting him inhuman effort and exertion capabilities. Also, obtaining momentum and kinetic energy in small scale and exerting it immediately while returning to or right after returning to normal size can result in a feat of inhuman effort and exertion, and therefore, momentarily give Scott enhanced strength while in regular size. The process of changing size causes a brief shock wave aura around him, which can charge him with enough momentum to send someone flying through the air immediately after returning to normal size. During the Civil War, Ant-Man shows off the new capabilities of his new suit and uses the Pym Particles to transform into Giant-Man. With his increased size he was able to hold his own against Iron Man's team on his own for awhile and was able to corner Black Panther and removed Spider-Man from the fight. While eventually beaten, he took the combined might of Iron Man, War Machine, Vision and Spider-Man to defeat him.
- Superhuman Strength: While wearing the Ant-Man suit in its miniature form, Scott possesses superhuman strength due to his increased density and compressed energy, enabling him to take out multiple opponents while in small scale. He is said to have the force of a bullet when shrunken, which led him to learn unique fighting skills to avoid killing someone with his strikes. As Giant-Man he was strong enough to actually cause harm to Spider-Man, enough to actually take him out of the fight.
- Superhuman Durability: After debuting his Giant-Man form, Scott's durability was shown to have drastically increased taking full force punches from Iron Man and War Machine as well as numerous explosives and repulsor shots from Iron Man and War Machine. After he was beaten he willingly reverted back to normal size and was still conscious but a very sore.
- Insect Communication: Scott, through the use of radio and electric waves and signals accessed with the suit's helmet, can communicate with organisms the size of insects, especially ants, mimicking their pheromones and allowing him a rudimentary form of control over these insects.
- Genius-Level Intellect: Scott possesses an above average intelligence, as he was able to figure out how to use the highly complex and gain a Masters Degree in electrical engineering, along with bypassing the security of Hank Pym's home. He also possesses a knowledge of chemistry which allowed him to destroy Hank's safe.
- Expert Thief: Scott is skilled in theft, specializing in breaking into homes and other places to steal. He is also skilled with utilizing chemistry when opening locked safes and bypassing security systems.
- Expert Engineer: Scott was an electrical engineer, having earned a master's degree in the subject. His knowledge was useful when he was able to tinker a way out of the Quantum Realm using tech pieces provided by Hank Pym.
- Expert Acrobat: Scott is capable of acrobatic maneuvers, leaping across steep divides and climbing difficult structures. He does not just perform these stunts in his shrunken state, but also when breaking into houses while in the process of thievery.
- Computer Programmer: Scott created the security systems for Vistacorp Headquarters and corrected a program that was stealing money from its customers. Christine Everhart referred to Scott as a "cyber-criminal".
- Expert Tactician: As a former expert thief, Scott has a keen mind for formulating elaborate plans and schemes, and is especially notable for being able to modify those plans to adapt to unforeseen circumstances at short notice - sometimes within seconds. Examples include when he discovers the fingerprint scanner in Hank Pym's home, when he discovers that the warehouse he is breaking into is actually now the New Avengers Facility, when he is discovered by Falcon, and when Darren Cross triples security on the Pym Technologies building. He, alongside Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym, worked together on creating the heist mission to stop Darren Cross and steal the Yellowjacket suit. During the Avengers Civil War, he single handily comes up with and creates a diversion when revealing his Giant-Man form, which demanded the entire attention of Iron Man's team.
- Expert Hand-to-hand Combatant: Scott initially had poor fighting skills as he avoided confrontations during his heists. Hope van Dyne trained him and he slowly became an excellent fighter. His fighting skills combined with the Ant-Man suit allowed him to defeat armed security personnel and even keep up with Falcon. As Giant-Man, he was able to corner Black Panther and hold off Spider-Man, Iron Man and War Machine on his own for some time.
- Limited Mobility: Although Scott possesses superhuman strength and durability when he is in his Giant-Man form, this also limits his mobility; making him slightly clumsy.
- Ant-Man helmet: Allows Scott to communicate and control ants.
- Ant-Man suit: Allows Scott to shrink or grow in size.
- Pym Discs: Allows Scott to use small discs to either shrink or enlarge objects and creatures.
- Hank Pym - Predecessor and mentor.
- Hope van Dyne - Ally, trainer and love interest.
- Cassie Lang - Daughter.
- Darren Cross/Yellowjacket - Enemy.
- Sam Wilson/Falcon - Enemy turned ally.
- Steve Rogers/Captain America - Ally.
- Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier - Ally.
- Clint Barton/Hawkeye - Ally.
- Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch - Ally.
- Tony Stark/Iron Man - Enemy.
- Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow - Enemy turned ally.
- James Rhodes/War Machine - Enemy.
- T'Challa/Black Panther - Enemy turned ally.
- Vision - Enemy.
- Peter Parker/Spider-Man - Temporary enemy.
- Maggie Lang - Ex-Wife.
- Luis - Cellmate, roomate, and friend.
- Dave - Roomate and friend.
- Kurt - Roomate and friend.
- Jim Paxton - Rival turned friend.
- Antony - Steed.
- Geoff Zorick - Ex-Boss.
- Dale - Former manager.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (5 films)
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (1 comics)
- Ant-Man - Scott Lang: Small Time (First appearance)
Behind the scenes
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- In the comics, Scott stole the Ant-Man suit to save his daughter.
- In the comics, Scott is a redhead, while in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has brown hair.
- Scott's screen time in Captain America: Civil War is 4:45.